The Space Between Dreams
The Space Between Dreams details the strange life, experiences, hallucinations and coincidences leading to the assassination of Howard Glass; a self-muted urban hermit, math genius, amnesiac, ex-monk and hallucinogen enthusiast. The setting is a caricatured near-future Toronto. Hiphop and martial arts cultures colour a gritty urban setting with sword duels, infiltrator clans, vocal freestylers and slick punk-literate badassitude. A cult of drug addicts - believing Howard to be their Messiah - worships him entirely behind his back. Believing him to be a dangerous cultural influence, modern-day Hashisheen operatives stalk Howard day and night evoking evidence to justify his termination. Both of these camps insist that Howard is an unwitting messiah whose untimely death has been prophesied to trigger a continental ontological apocalypse. Howard obtains and begins to decipher a cryptomechanical puzzle-cube containing six attack doses of Fantasy, the most criminalized designer hallucinogen in human history. As all the pieces of this psychedelic prophecy fall into place, the reality that surrounds Howard begins to twist and unravel.
Publisher K'an Monastery
Notes This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.
(The first page of the pdf says it's a regular copyright, but that was only for its protection while I was shopping the MS around to publishers. The work as it appears online is entirely CC / copyleft.
March 20, 2012
it's back on the internet, huzzah!
Tremendously enjoyable and imaginative read. Originally came across the text years ago, and recently noticed it's been reposted here at the Archive. Does anyone perchance have contact info for K'an, who's seemingly fallen off the internet?
April 13, 2010
im not sure if this work is available from any other source. if it has really only been downloaded 61 times than it is easily the most underrated book ive ever came across. it blew my mind when i read it the first time. i stayed up all night a couple nights re-reading parts to better indulge in the vivid imagery of this book. in my opinion the work of a master. i joined this website just to leave this review. i dont know what else to say really. it seems so real that its almost prophetical, a book i get lost in over and over, and has forever changed how i view the future. cant say much more than that. A++